Faculty Advisor

Baker, Ryan Shaun


A major challenge among the school districts in the Blackstone Valley area is servicing youth who have not explored or shown interest in a career or job. The goals of this project were to determine whether there is demand for a higher education option in the region, and what form this higher education option should take in terms of courses and design of facility. Surveys were developed and analyzed to collect the necessary information to attain a decision. The Blackstone Valley Education Foundation recognized the problem, and working with Quinsigamond Community College, has been working on developing a satellite branch of the college in the Blackstone Valley area to make it more convenient for the residents to attend classes of higher education.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies